What Dancers Want: My Capsule Wardrobe

For dancers (who are often shopping on a budget), capsule wardrobes are the perfect answer for buying smart yet looking professional. Susie Faux’s original idea of the capsule wardrobe—a few high-quality items that you will wear often—helped launch Donna Karan’s Seven Easy Pieces collection, in which women could mix and match outfits out of sevenMore »

What Dancers Want: Dressing Toddler Dancers

While parents may be inclined to buy the cutest, most stylish clothing for their little ones, teachers often have different ideas of what is actually effective in the classroom—and reflect this in their dress codes. We spoke with three dance instructors about their apparel preferences for their youngest dance students. Sasha Munchak New Orleans DanceMore »

What Dancers Want: Holiday Gifts for Pre-Professionals

With the holidays just around the corner, dancers are looking for the perfect presents to add to their wish lists, as well as small gifts to give to their friends. We asked three pre-professional dancers what memorable presents they’ve received in the past, plus what they’ll be asking for this holiday season. Tori Coates Pre-ProfessionalMore »

What Dancers Want: Ballet Teacher Fashions

Ballet teachers have the difficult job of demonstrating proper foot articulation, leg placement and body alignment for hours a day—so finding the best shoes and outfits to get them through those many classes is a must. We spoke with three former professional ballerinas about their preferred teaching apparel for all seasons. Egle Spokaite Artistic DirectorMore »

What Dancers Want: What’s Trending in Leotards and Skirts

Leotard fashions are constantly evolving, with new fabrics, cuts and embellishments—although classic black will never go out of style. We spoke with three ballerinas about what’s trending in fashion leos, as well as what skirts they love to wear for classes and rehearsals. Audrey Davison Senior Dance Major at Mercyhurst University DRN: As a collegeMore »